We spent a week at Makutsi, and loved every moment. We spent four nights in the main camp, did several game drives and saw lions, giraffes, rhino, zebra, hippos, baboons, a whole range of antelopes - just brilliant.
But Makutsi is more than the wildlife. It is a family run lodge, and the emphasis is on feeling part of the place. The food is fresh, grown on the property and was delicious; the staff are warm and friendly - from the owners to the kitchen and cleaning staff; the guides were knowledgeable and incredibly helpful (thanks Derek, in particular). It is this attention to detail and warm welcome that make Makutsi stand out.
We stayed at the new tented lodge for two nights, and that was definitely the highlight of our stay. We had the chance to walk with rhinos, giraffes and cheetah, and the camp was beautiful. We were overwhelmed with the service and delicious food as well, and loved every moment. This is a must for anyone who goes to Makutsi (though it is only available to guests over 16 years of age).
This is the perfect place to experience Africa - whether you're a couple or a family, and whatever your age. We hope we can return very soon. We had an amazing time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run for over 30 years, Makutsi Safari Springs offers affordable 1-week packages including return airport transfers, private accommodation, 2 meals per day, open Land Rover game drives and excursions into the surrounding areas. Makutsi Main Camp's two warm, thermal mineral water pools allow for adventure and healthy relaxation to be combined. With our new Makutsi Tented Camp, we are able to offer a unique mix of comfort and adventure on foot. Unpack, unwind and enjoy Makutsi's diverse African experiences. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makutsi Safari Springs Hotel Hoedspruit